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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
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BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Wrong fin design
I suspect that the fins are packed far too closely together, creating far too much drag on the hot air. So the hot air goes up outside the fins completely, removing any advantage they might have ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Alcohol Stove “Efficiency Percentage” Test Thread
April 12, 2:51pm

Re: Re: Re: no to piezo
Yeah, go for the GS-100 then. Cheers

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 12, 4:31am

Re: no to piezo
> The only time I've ever used a canister, I was hiking with a friend who had a Pocket > Rocket. Had a helluva time getting the pot to stay on the supports, Yes, well, my opinion of the...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 10:09pm

Re: Re: +1 for Zenni
> Zenni is fine if you have a high tolerance for poorly made, unfitted eyewear. Sorry, but both my wife and I will have to disagree with you. I have several pairs of glasses from Zenni, and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 11, 10:05pm

Re: +1 for Zenni
+2 Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Sunglasses case
April 11, 5:35pm

Re: piezo yes or no?
> How reliable is the piezo starter? They are fine for the first N weeks. N is not specified. I use a Bic. Cheers

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 5:34pm

Re: CHROME BOOK,SMART PHONE OR TABLET? I AM NOT A GEEK
> but now with xp not getting anymore support i need something sooner Why? XP works just as well today as it did last week. The only problem with XP is that you are not transferring dollars fr...

In On the Web » CHROME BOOK,SMART PHONE OR TABLET? I AM NOT A GEEK
April 11, 5:33pm

Re: Three quilt questions.
> Question 1: Would a differential cut matter in a Climashield quilt? Does not matter nearly as much, but it still helps. > Question 2: What minimum width of quilt could I get away with, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Three quilt questions.
April 11, 5:29pm

Re: Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
Very little difference between the two. I am slightly biased towards the original GST-100 Gigapower for techie reasons, but not much. > -Pot stability Both OK > -Wind susceptibility ...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 10, 6:02pm

Re: micro-webbing
Try OWFINC or Seattle. There's a lot of light 1/4" stuff around at the right places. Bra straps and fittings too. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » micro-webbing
April 10, 5:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm